Public school in Louisiana with 5,800 total undergraduate students

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Cost & scholarships

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$ ? / year
In-state
$23,592
Out-of-state
$30,942

Average net cost after aid

Income
Average net cost
$0–30,000
$15,602

$30,001–48,000
$16,546

$48,001–75,000
$18,583

$75,001–110,000
$19,737

Over $110,000
$20,650

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Admissions

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Admissions stats

Applicants & acceptance rate

Overall acceptance rate
37%
Women
36%

Men
39%

Total number of applicants
11,245
Women: 69%
Men: 31%

Accepted students who attend

Yield rate - overall
32%

Application requirements

Accepts Common App
No

Considers class rank
Yes

Recommendation letters
Not used

TOEFL Policy (International Applicants)
Required

SAT/ACT Testing policy
Required

Which tests students typically submit

SAT: 9%
ACT: 91%
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Students

Enrolled student statistics

Enrolled students

First-year students (full-time)
1,318
Admission policy
Co-ed
Enrolled women:
63%
Enrolled men:
37%
6-year graduation rate
30%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
4 years
6 years
Retention rate
64%

Student diversity

Very diverse
International students
1%
Race & ethnicity diversity among domestic students
Asian and Pacific Islander: 1%
Black: 94%
Hispanic: 1%
Native American: 0%
Other: 2%
White: 3%

Academics

Student faculty ratio
24:1
Calendar system
Semester

Special academic offering

Study abroad

Credit for AP exams

Offers graduate degree

Academic and career counseling

Majors and Careers

Special focus
None

Has medical school
No

Housing

Commuter College
No

On campus housing
Yes

Sports

D1 Football
No

Football conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference

D1 Basketball
Yes

Basketball conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference

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Location

3rd Floor, J.S. Clark Adm. Building, P.O. Box 9374
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Campus Setting
Urban

Region
Southeast

Campus culture

Religious Affilliation
None

HBCU
Yes

Contact information

(225) 771-4500
3rd Floor, J.S. Clark Adm. Building, P.O. Box 9374
Baton Rouge, LA 70813